Kelly Smith

Reporter | West Metro
Phone: 612-673-4141
Kelly Smith covers west metro suburban cities including Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Excelsior, Osseo and Robbinsdale.

Recent content from Kelly Smith

Plymouth denies dock on unusual 5-foot-wide Medicine Lake property

The zoning denial means the owner can’t build on his narrow strip of land.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Wayzata park lovers want cellphone tower taken out

To maintain thousands of cellphone users’ service, companies say their equipment must stay on Wayzata’s water tower site. Nearby residents call it “industrial blight.”

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 01:46 PM

Lake Minnetonka scenic byway moves forward

Lake Minnetonka cities are moving forward with exploring creating a scenic byway around the lake.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 01:10 AM

25-year-old Burnsville man identified as second victim in Hwy. 12 crash

A 25-year-old Burnsville man was identified Thursday as the second victim of a car crash on Hwy. 12 last week.Authorities...

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 06:41 PM

Robbinsdale names new police chief after former chief arrested

Jim Franzen started Wednesday as Robbinsdale’s new police chief.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 05:30 PM

Official search suspended for missing Ramsey man

Friends and family continue to look for Travis Benjamin, who disappeared April 4 after his Hummer went into the Mississippi...

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 07:36 PM

HCMC reopens after being put under lockdown

Hennepin County Medical Center went into a rare lockdown Saturday after a report of a person with a gun.Police were...

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 04:13 PM

Tests confirm Lake Minnetonka canoe is 1,000 years old

New tests show that the old canoe, unearthed from Lake Minnetonka 80 years ago, is more valuable and rare than first thought — estimated to be nearly 1,000 years old, the oldest of its kind in Minnesota.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 11:05 AM

Excelsior brewery triples in size as demand grows for craft beer

It’s the only brewery on Lake Minnetonka, but another one could be in the works in Wayzata.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 02:16 PM

Developers eyeing sites, building along Southwest line

While the Southwest line hasn’t yet gotten approval, developers already are pitching plans along the five-city route.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 10:00 PM

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